Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 84 not out off simply 22 balls with the assistance of 9 sixes and 6 boundaries to steer Team Abu Dhabi to a nine-wicket win towards Maratha Arabians in within the Abu Dhabi T10 match. Chasing Maratha Arabians’ average whole of 97 runs, Gayle helped powered his staff to victory in simply 5.3 overs. Gayle dominated the assault proper from the phrase go. He was in his components from the primary over, pouncing on any error in line and lengths from the bowlers. All his sixes and bounds had been hit so effortlessly that it was a deal with to observe.
By the way, 78 runs out of his 84 got here by boundaries. He reached his half-century off simply 12 balls and equaled the quickest half-century in T10 historical past held by Mohammad Shahzad for Rajputs within the 2018 version.
Earlier, Abu Dhabi received the toss and elected to discipline. Arabians launched UAE’s 18-year-old opener Alishan Sharafu to open with Mukhtar Ali. Tom Helm bowled a maiden first over to Sharafu. Within the second over, Mukhtar hit Rohan Mustafa for 3 boundaries whereas Sharafu hit a six to take 19 runs off that over.
Jamie Overton bought Mukhtar out by top-edging him to mid-wicket for 14. Mohammad Hafeez joined Sharafu and picked a boundary off Naveen Ul Haq. Sharafu hit Haq to deep mid-wicket for his second six. Within the fifth over, Sharafu flicked Jamie Overton’s first supply of the fifth over to the boundary and hit the subsequent for a six over backward sq. leg. He additionally hit the final ball of that over to the deep sq. leg boundary to take 17 runs off the over.
On the midway mark, Arabians had been 52 for 1. Mustafa bowled a good sixth over freely giving simply seven runs. Sharafu’s high-quality knock of 33 got here to an finish within the seventh over when Obed McCoy had him caught behind. Hafeez too adopted, caught and bowled by Naveed Ul Haq, for 20 within the eighth over. Shoaib Malik hit two consecutive boundaries off the fourth and fifth deliveries of Naveed’s over.
Laurie Evans lifted McCoy for a six over mid-wicket however fell on the fifth ball of that over by getting caught at third man for 8. Tom Helm, who bowled the tenth over gave away simply eight and prevented Arabians from reaching the 100-run mark.
Chasing the straightforward goal, Gayle gave Abu Dhabi a flying begin. He hit Yamin Ahmadzai for 3 consecutive boundaries and a six to get 18 runs off the over. Opener Paul Stirling too hit Sompal Kami for 2 consecutive boundaries of the primary two balls of the second over. Gayle hit the fourth, fifth, and sixth deliveries for sixes to take 27 runs off the over. After Mosaddek Hossain picked the wicket of Stirling with the second ball of the third over, Gayle then went on to hit the subsequent 4 balls for 2 boundaries and two sixes.
Arabians launched UAE 16-year-old Maroof Service provider into the assault. Although he bowled the primary 4 balls tightly, Gayle hit his final two deliveries for sixes. Ishan Malhotra gave away solely ten runs within the fifth over. Gayle hit the third ball of the sixth over from Mukhtar over mid-wicket to succeed in the goal to the reduction of all bowlers and fielders.
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